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Building a page

Regular Pages are versatile and can be used for nearly any purpose. When you build a Regular Page, you'll begin with a starter layout or a blank slate. Then, you’ll customize it with blocks to create a custom page of text, images, audio, forms, and more.

Regular Pages are popular for contact pages, about pages, team bios, and custom galleries.

Note: For other types of pages you can add to your site, like a Blog, Gallery, Index, or Products Page, visit Understanding the Pages panel.

About starter layouts

Starter layouts are professional designs for Regular Pages with prearranged placeholders. The placeholders give you an idea of what your page might look like. By using a starter layout, you can build a page using a structure designed for a specific purpose, without spending too much time rearranging page elements. Starter layouts are independent of your template.

The placeholders are blocks. You can add your own content to the blocks, delete them, and add more blocks to create a custom look and feel.

Types of starter layouts

There are multiple page layouts for different purposes:

  • About - All-purpose, with a mix of body text, headers, and images
  • Contact - Different combinations of forms, maps, addresses, phone numbers
  • Details - All-purpose, with a mix of text and images arranged in different columns and rows
  • Features - Detailed layouts for features, services, or products
  • Images - Different layouts of Images Blocks that create varying gallery styles. These layouts are great for creating thumbnail navigation.
  • Team - Common layouts for team pages, featuring different combinations of headshots, names, and bios.
  • Other - Options for displaying a menu, a stocklist/multiple store locations, or online booking with the Acuity Block.

Step 1 - Add a page and select a layout

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Pages panel, click a + icon.

    1. Select Page. (In a stacked Index, this is called Content.)

  1. Enter a page title. You can change this later.
  2. Browse through the starter layouts. You can select a purpose from the Starter Layout drop-down menu or select All to view all layouts. Click a layout example to preview and select it for your page.
Tip: Press Enter or Return on your keyboard to start editing a Blank layout, or press Shift and Enter or Return to create a blank page and return to the Pages panel.

  1. To start with a blank page instead, select All from the Starter Layout menu, and then click Blank.

  1. Once you found a layout to start with, click Start Editing. Then, the editor will open, where you can make changes and add more content. It isn’t possible to go back and pick a different layout after clicking this button.

Step 2 - Build the page

In the page editor that opens, you’ll fill in the starter or blank layout. You can also add, remove, or move blocks to create a unique page design of text, images, and other content.

Fill in the starter layout

If you selected a starter layout, click the placeholder images, text, and other empty blocks to fill in the page.

  • The placeholders are blocks. You can add, rearrange, and delete the placeholder blocks to create a custom look and feel. For example, there are customizable Image and Text Blocks on many layouts.
  • To change the text, click in the Text Blocks to delete and replace the placeholders.
  • To add an image and caption to an Image Block, double-click the placeholder Image Block.
  • Contact layouts have a customizable Form Blocks and Map Blocks. Double-click these to customize them.

Fill in the page with more blocks

If you selected the blank layout, or to add to the starter layout, add blocks, and then drag and drop to move them. There are blocks for different types of content, such text, images, video, and audio.

Here are a few helpful guides on blocks:

When you’re done building your page, click Save to publish your changes.

Next steps

After adding a Regular Page, you may want to:

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